The Labour Party vice presidential candidate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, has explained why he accepted his nomination as the running mate to the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi. The PUNCH reports that Obi, who is a former Anambra State governor unveiled Baba-Ahmed as his running mate in Abuja on Friday. “The undeniable and unchallengeable fundamental reason for being on this ticket is to rescue Nigeria. The comment from our presidential candidate that the fertile land in the north is the crude oil of Nigeria is one. So, I have the honour today to present to you, God willing, Nigeria’s next Vice President in the person of Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
July 09, 2022 06:01 UTC
Global food commodity prices fell in June for the third consecutive month, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has said. The index tracks the international prices of the most commonly traded food commodities. “The drop in June reflected declines in the international prices of vegetable oils, cereals and sugar, while dairy and meat prices increased,” FAO said. “In the case of rapeseed oil, besides demand rationing, international prices weakened on the imminent arrival of new crop supplies,” it said. OutlookFAO said it raised its forecast for global cereal production in 2022 by 7 million tonnes in July from the previous month and is now pegged at 2 792 million tonnes.
July 08, 2022 21:50 UTC
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July 08, 2022 19:04 UTC
The Nigerian AgriBusiness Group (NABG) and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector have discussed on how to deploy climate- smart agriculture to improve food productivity, create job and fight the scourge of poverty in Nigeria. Addressing journalists at the event, President of NABG, Emmanuel Ijewere, said Climate -smart agriculture is extremely important because the climate of the world is changing and every country has specific responsibility to adjust to the changes. He also noted that despite the threat of insecurity, Nigerians should not allow insecurity to dampen their enthusiasm to produce food and reduce food insecurity in our country. In other words those practices are such that they inflict harm on them.”He noted that the Climate –smart agriculture has been development to help farmers mitigate the impact of the Climate change. NABG Council member, Alhaji Muhammadu D. Abubakar, said the essence of Climate-Smart Agriculture is to promote, better yields with minimum efforts and also protect the environment.
July 08, 2022 16:47 UTC
It requires the donning of hajj garments (Ihram) from the prescribed stations (Al-Miqat) leading to the Holy City of Makkah where the hajj rites are performed. For those who are performing interrupted Hajj (Hajj Al-Tamattu) as most Nigerians, the intention of performing Umrah (lesser hajj) is made, as they will put on Ihram for hajj separately. For those who are combining Umrah with hajj (Hajj Al-Qir’an), the intention for both Umrah and Hajj is made and will not put off the Ihram till the end of the hajj rites. And for those performing Hajj alone (Hajj Al-Ifrad), they make intention for the performance of Hajj alone at this point (Miqat), provided they have brought a sacrificial animal with them, and to remain in Ihram until the Day of Sacrifice i.e., 11th day of Dhul-Hijjah. After this those performing interrupted hajj (Hajj Al-Tamattu) will put off the Ihram and resume normal life until hajj proper.
July 08, 2022 13:47 UTC
Leaders and envoys from around the world reacted with shock and concern to the shooting of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Friday. “#NATO stands with the people of our close partner #Japan.”– Britain –British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “appalled” by the shooting. – Australia –“Shocking news from Japan that former PM Shinzo Abe has been shot,” Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese tweeted. “The French Embassy has learned with emotion and dismay of the hateful attack on former prime minister Shinzo Abe in Nara,” the mission said on Twitter. “I am deeply shocked to learn that former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo was shot in Nara Prefecture this morning.
July 08, 2022 09:24 UTC
Julia Simpson, WTTC President and CEO, said “The pandemic was catastrophic for Nigeria’s travel and tourism sector, wiping billions from the economy and affecting millions of livelihoods. The sector also supported nearly 3.4 million jobs in 2019, falling to just below 2.2 million in 2020 when the pandemic devastated the sector. The global tourism body’s latest EIR report also reveals that 2021 saw the beginning of the recovery for Nigeria’s travel and tourism sector. The sector also saw a recovery of 240,000 travel and tourism jobs, representing a positive rise of 11.3 per cent to more than 2.4 million. FAITH ADEOYE reports.Nigeria travel Nigeria travelIf you want to keep your job and excel in your career, you need to do as I say,” Janet Abegunde’s boss said to her one fateful day.
July 08, 2022 06:49 UTC
Kano State Ministry of Environment has embarked on clearing the Eid grounds in the Kano metropolis, preparatory to the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir Prayers on Saturday. Addressing newsmen after inspecting the exercise at Kofar Mata Eid Ground on Thursday, the state Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabiru Getso, said the exercise was important. According to him: “It’s a festive season so we have to ensure the sanctity and good hygiene at the worship centres for the season.”Getso maintained that Kano State Government had been committed to ensuring a healthier and cleaner environment since its inception. The Commissioner also inspected the Sharada Eid Ground, on BUK Road, where a huge volume of refuse and other unwanted materials were evacuated. He urged Kano residents to avoid indiscriminate disposal of wastes, especially animal waste to be slaughtered during the sacrifice.
July 07, 2022 17:55 UTC
The event, with theme: “Creating the Enabling Ecosystem for Accessing Capital from the Nigerian Capital Markets”, brought together key stakeholders in the capital market ecosystem to address and proffer solutions to the challenges faced by issuers in raising capital in the market. According to her, this will deepen the alternative sources of finance and boost investors’ confidence to invest long term in the capital market. “As part of efforts to improve the listing experience of current issuers and attract new listings, NGX has intensified efforts with policymakers to shape reforms and policies that are supportive of listings and the capital market at large. He mentioned that NGX’s corporate governance requirements and strong guidance provide credibility around the capital market and grants access to the wider public. “Listing on NGX presents opportunities for companies to raise capital, fund business growth and implement expansion plans.
July 07, 2022 17:45 UTC
Wellness These Four Exercises Will Improve Your Sex Life By Chidirim Ndeche Want to give your sex life a little boost? But for more reasons than you may know, exercise can also improve your sex life. For instance, research shows that…Want to give your sex life a little boost? But for more reasons than you may know, exercise can also improve your sex life. So even if you already have a pretty great sex life, try incorporating these exercises and stretches into your workout routine and reap the benefits in the bedroom.
July 07, 2022 12:25 UTC
"They came specifically for their co-conspirators but in order to get them... some of them are in the general (prison) population so they broke out and other people in that population escaped as well but many of them have returned," Belgore said.
July 07, 2022 02:51 UTC
This reality informed the search for a more conducive alternative approach. As a welcome offshoot of sustained work on this objective over the years, a new invention tagged the “SS MAGNETRON” has finally emerged. The new invention is a dual-purpose assemblage designed for wholesale Solar/Wind power application, as well as the conventional inductive generation technique, devoid of fossil fuel combustion. A detailed background account of this work is contained in my book entitled: “Power, Politics & Peoples Welfare – THE MAGNETRON TECHNOLOGY – A New Window In Power Generation”. At this point, the stage is set for precision-engineering work to produce a scalable Prototype and proceed to patenting and other allied processes necessary to conclude the project.
July 05, 2022 01:07 UTC
Set goals that are SMARTEveryone desires to achieve some set of goals yearly but oftentimes some individuals fail in bringing their plans to fruition. You should ask yourself, are my set goals for this second phase of the year SMART, that is;Are my goals Specific? These set goals of yours should be measurable and achievable. Don’t just set goals for the sake of setting goals or because others are doing so, but you should set goals that you know can be achieved. In order to set and achieve your goals in the second half of this year, join a community of people working towards same goals.
July 05, 2022 00:58 UTC
From a mere N443 billion budgeted for fuel subsidy in the Federal Government’s 2022 Appropriation Act, the subsidy incubus now guzzles trillions of Naira. It is already being projected that fuel subsidy would gulp nothing less than N6 trillion by the close of 2022. In a recent interview with Bloomberg’s Mike Cohen, President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly defended the fuel subsidy policy, saying: “My government set in motion plans to remove the subsidy late last year (2021). Indeed, burdened by the huge fuel subsidy bill, the NNPC is no longer able to meet its remittance obligations to the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC). Consequent upon these unique challenges, rather than reap the bounties or ‘windfall’ arising from the very high oil prices engendered by the war, Nigeria is practically getting impoverished.
July 04, 2022 10:12 UTC
The Ukrainian army retreated from the strategic city of Lysychansk over the weekend, as Russia claimed a major victory by seizing control of the entire eastern Lugansk region. In an address late Sunday, Zelensky vowed Kyiv would fight on and ensure the military had “the most modern weapons”. Russia has previously accused Kyiv of conducting strikes on Russian soil, particularly in the Belgorod region. On Saturday, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko accused Kyiv of provocation and said his army intercepted missiles fired at his country by Ukrainian forces “around three days ago”. About 20 others were wounded as “the Russian army once again brutally shelled” the city, as well as Kramatorsk and Kharkiv.
July 04, 2022 06:36 UTC